Walden Magic Model Review

What the Walden Surfboards site says about the Magic Model:

‘The Magic Model is the original modern longboard, it has been our best selling surfboard since the early 80‘s. The number one question we get asked about the Magic Model is what makes it work so well. We try to simplify the design into three parts, that every Magic Model has: The Magic Hull 2. Magic rocker Magic rails The Magic hull is unique, the front 1/2 of the hull is concave, this single concave transitions into a double concave in the rear 1/3 and ends towards the tail, that has a moderate “V”. The concave nose adds lift and stability, perfect for nose riding. The double concaved hull and hard rails make the board fast, stabile, responsive and maneuverable in all conditions. The Magic rails are hard, they tend to be harder than most other longboards, the unique bottom curve & bevels keep the rails from catching like most other hard rail boards. The Magic Model has a full rocker resulting in more tail maneuverability and more control when nose-riding. The combination of these design elements that Steve has perfected over the years has resulted in one of the best selling longboards of all time. The Magic Model is an all around high performance surfboard, that rides just as great in small surf as it does in big surf. The Magic Model is the right choice for every level of surfer too. The Magic Model is so unique it even has a patented hull design.

We recommend this board for: Everyone. This is the board for most people in most conditions.’

Image Source: Walden Surfboards

Image Source: Walden Surfboards

Image Source: Walden Surfboards

Image Source: Walden Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“The Walden Magic Model remains one of the world’s most popular longboards due to its versatility and unique design features. The Walden Magic Model in X2 construction can be surfed by just about anyone, from the novice rider through to the savvy competitor looking for extended nose time. This is a durable longboard that does everything well in waves ranging from 1 to 10 feet.” – Surf Industries

“When I turned 60 yrs old in October I decided to return to surfing after a 40 year lay-off and bought the Magic 9’6″. It took me about an hour of tries to catch a decent wave and once I did I was up and riding. This board made it easy for me to return to a sport that I love. I felt like I was 20 years old again and it was like I never left surfing.” – Reese on Surf Industries

“Light and paddles well.” – User Manly on Surf Science

“Very fast on the wave but paddles like a dog due to its banana like rocker, noserides well and turns like a shortboard, its all about speed catching air getting covered up. not very stable due to its high performance nature, i own a 9’6″ yellow/blue glass not epoxy.” – User mike.S on Surf Science

“Great board, it is a wave catching machine. It can turn on a dime. When I am on my board people always come up and tell how much they loved their Walden.” – User Karsten on Surf Science

Sizes Available:

8’0” x 22” x 2 3/4”
8’6” x 22” x 2 3/4”
9’0” x 22” x 2 3/4”
9’6” x 23” x 2 3/4”
10’0” x 23 1/2” x 3 3/8”
10’6” x 24” x 3 1/2”

Here are videos we found of the Walden Surfboards Magic Model:

A video posted by Alex Branch (@branchokooks) on

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